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Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis: Fight date, time, venue, how to watch & more

Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis will get the chance to battle it out once again after a new date for the rematch was decided.

Opetaia and Briedis were set to do battle on the undercard of the Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk card back in February.

However, a cut suffered by Fury in training resulted in the whole event being postponed, much to the frustration of Opetaia.

The 28-year-old Australian has had a number of setbacks since taking the world title from Briedis in 2022 and has only fought on two occasions since then.

Opetaia won both, beating Ellis Zorro and Jordan Thompson via knockouts, and will be itching to get back in the ring against Briedis.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the bout.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis date

Following the postponement of the original event, the rematch will now take place on Sunday 19th May (AEST).

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis time

This will be the chief support to the main event, Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk, and it’s likely that the cruiserweight contest will get underway at around 07:00 (AEST).

Exact scheduling will depend on the duration of the undercard bouts, with four bouts set to take place beforehand.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis venue

The contest will take place in the Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has become a go-to venue for big-fight nights and this venue has already played host to some huge bouts, including Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou, who battled under the retractable roof.

Primarily used for football matches, and the home of Al Hilal, the setting has a maximum capacity of 30,000.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis how to watch

The undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is set to be the first ever tri-broadcast PPV as it will be shown across TNT Sports, DAZN and Sky Sports.

The Opetaia v Briedis contest will be part of the big-fight package.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis which belts are on the line

The IBF cruiserweight title, which Briedis lost to Opetaia before the Aussie was subsequently forced to vacate, will be on the line.

Opetaia’s Ring Magazine Belt will also be on the line.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis odds

Opetaia is the hot fancy at 1.16, while Briedis can be backed at 5.00 to pull off a shock victory.

Opetaia is 1.72 to win by KO, TKO or DQ, while he is 3.00 to win By Decision or Technical Decision.

A Draw or Technical Draw can be backed at 17.00.

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